Michelle Lai

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How Uber is rewiring your customer’s brain and what you can do about it

If you think your company doesn’t have anything to do with the growing on-demand economy and that you’re immune to it, think again.<p>We all know about the tremendous growth in this sector. Uber is valued at over $50 billion. The value of online food ordering has surpassed phone ordering. And angel …

Customer Service

Disruptive shares that could make you rich

Certain fund managers, including Neil Woodford and James Anderson, buy ‘disruptive shares’ – we outline those that are wreaking havoc on traditional business models<p>What happens when new technology revolutionises a market, transforming the way consumers use – and pay for – goods and services? Some …

Stock Markets

How to talk to millennials about money

Patrick O'Shaughnessy, CFA, principal and portfolio manager at O'Shaughnessy Asset Management and author of Millennial Money: How Young Investors Can Build a Fortune (read the Enterprising Investor review), recently discussed the qualities that make the generation unique, and how best to work with …

Investing

McDonald’s U.S. store count to shrink this year, possibly for first time

The burger chain that put "supersize" into the American vernacular is slimming down: For the first time in more than 40 years, and perhaps ever, McDonald's says its number of restaurants in the U.S. is shrinking.<p>McDonald's plans to close more restaurants in the U.S. than it opens this year, …

A Financial Planner's Investment Advice for His Son — and Everyone Else

Father's Day has a financial adviser thinking about important lessons to be passing along.<p>A friend recently asked me to recommend a book for his son …

SQFT Launches To Disrupt The Real Estate Industry With Mobile

The real estate industry is a funny thing. In my experience buying, renting and selling a few dozen properties, much of the value that real estate agents bring is through obfuscation. While it cannot be denied that a real estate transaction is a big, complex and important deal and that both buyers …

Real Estate

The Best Investment Advice From Buffett and 11 Other Investors

Photo: Pete Souza / Public Domain<p><i>By Lucy Mueller</i><p>Nearly seven years out from the beginning of the recession, Americans are still keeping the stock market at arm's length. Less than a quarter -- just 24 percent -- think stocks and mutual funds are the best option for a long-term investment, according …

This startup wants to turn your $5,000 real estate investment into $2.5 billion

In fact, the famous "Yale model," which outperformed traditional stock and bond allocations for decades, allocates up to 20% of investment portfolios to real estate. Many people do this by investing in a house — never an office building or apartment building, let alone a skyscraper.<p>Why? Though …

5 Things I Wish I'd Known About Money in My 20s

The best way to learn how to save and invest in your 20s is to learn from the mistakes of those who have been there.<p>When it comes to saving and …

Effective Lead Generation Through B2B Market Research and Social Automation Tools

The B2B marketplace is heating up. Amazon is even becoming a major player, with its Amazon Business service, formerly known as AmazonSupply. If you have a marketplace for prospective customers, the best way to profit is by effectively targeting your sales approach so you are talking to the right …

Marketing